I've just joined here because for years I've experienced periods where I seem to be relaxed but alert, good-humoured and up for about anything. During these periods I'm at my most creative, I get jobs done, I feel motivated like I could succeed in anything. I'm not 'manic' during these good times, just happy and energetic. I don't talk incessently or rush around.
Then, out of the blue, comes a crash which last indeterminate lengths of time. I'm in one of these dark periods now. I withdraw. I avoid social situations. I barely talk to anyone, I feel everything is pointless and I have no energy or motivation.
At some point, I'll wake feeling refreshed and back to my preferred mood, and I hope it'll last this time. It never does. Does this sound like bipolar disorder? My doctor won't take me seriously when I've discussed it with her. "We all get good and bad days". But I think it's more than that. The lows definitely affect my quality oflife. Does anyone else experience this?